Turkmenistan people seem to have a soft spot for carpets…
Including the country’s president!
People make fun of this passion by posting all kinds of hilarious Photoshop pictures.
Love for carpets in Turkmenistan is so strong, that architecture studios offer projects inspired by traditional Turkmenistan carpets. One of such projects is this project of an airport designed by Studio 44. The airport is to be built near the country’s capital Ashgabad. We’ll see what the city’s government sets its choice on.
There is one airport in Ashgabad already but the city’s location (between Europe and Asia) makes its administration think about building another airport.
Its master plan.
The national design is the key-note of the project. It is not only the respect the architecture studio shows to the country and its traditions. It is an essential condition each company building new constructions in the country must follow.